Pre-academic courses

INSTRUMENTS
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 VIOLIN


The instrumental training for the Violin for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique and Coordination

- Applicable technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 VIOLA


The instrumental training for the Viola for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique and Coordination

- Applicable technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 CELLO


The instrumental training for the Cello for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique and Coordination

- Applicable technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 GUITAR


The instrumental training for the Guitar for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

 PIANO


The instrumental training for the Piano/Pianoforte for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 ORGAN


The instrumental training for the Organ for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Piano and Organ Technique

- Piano and Organ Repertoire

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 VOICE


The training course for Voice is aimed at preparing the students to the academic level courses in the following specializations: Singing (lyric/solo singing), vocal chamber music, and Renaissance/Baroque Singing.
Students applying for Voice must be 16 years or older.



The instrumental training for the Voice for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 FLUTE


The instrumental training for the Flute for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 BASSOON


The instrumental training for the Bassoon for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 BRASS INSTRUMENTS (trumphet, trombone, french horn and tuba)


The instrumental training for the Brass Instruments for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique
- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

 WOODWINDS (clarinet and oboe)


The instrumental training for the woodwinds for each of the Three Cycles consists of the following training areas:

- Technique

- Repertoire (varying difficulties)

- Sight-reading and transposition

- Improvisation

- Knowledge of the instrument and its background

THEORY AND EAR-TRAINING
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The training in ‘Theory and Ear-Training’ consists of the following areas:
- Listening
- Reading
- Writing
- Rhythm
- Melodic and harmonic sense
- Musical recognition
- Musical theoretical principles
- Conducting


ORCHESTRA

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String, Woodwind, and Brass Instruments’ students are required to participate in the Orchestra when they reach the adequate level. Covers the following training areas:
- Chamber Music
- Ensemble/ Musical Groups
- Conducting


CHOIR
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All Theory and Instrument students are required to participate in one of the Choirs of the Magnificat, based on age.
- Yasmeen Buds Choir (7-11 years)
- Yasmeen Choir (12-16 years)
- Magnificat Choir (16-above)


CHILDREN'S GROUP
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All new students between the ages of 4-7 years are required to participate in the Children’s Group. The Children’s Group prepares students in:
- Musical sense
- Singing (co-relating singing with physical movement)
- Introduction to classical music
- Rhythms